For Sale: 1965 Porsche 356C in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION!
  • FROM THE PROMINENT COLLECTION OF FILMMAKER RICHARD DONNER
  • OVER 50 YEARS OF COLLECTOR OWNERSHIP BY MR. DONNER
  • PURCHASED NEW BY BENNETT KEARNS OF BEVERLY HILLS
  • ORIGINAL TWO OWNER CALIFORNIA CAR FROM NEW
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS ENGINE AND GEARBOX
  • STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY
  • FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH ITS KARDEX, AND PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
  • ONE OF ONLY 587 EXAMPLES BUILT
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES WE'VE OFFERED IN YEARS
  • A COLLECTORS DREAM
  • OPTIONS INCLUDE:
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • FACTORY VENTILATED CHROME WHEELS
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLE
  • 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
  • WEBASTO GAS HEATER

By the mid-1960s, production of the 356 was winding down, as Porsche was betting its future on the all-new six-cylinder 911. Cabriolets were a mainstay of the 356 series, and just 587 were constructed for 1965. They were top-of-the-line—expensive, hand-crafted with the best materials and workmanship, and a pleasure to drive over long distances. The C’s 75-horsepower engine replaced the 1600 Super of the 356 B, and the Cs and SCs were now equipped with very effective ATE disc brakes and a larger, stronger clutch. The torsion bars were slightly smaller in diameter for a better ride, and the padded fabric top ensured quiet at highway speeds. With the top down, drivers and passengers could enjoy alfresco motoring at its finest.

 

The magnificent Porsche 356 C featured here is finished in stunning and highly desirable Schwarz black over matching black leather interior and black folding convertible top. This incredible motorcar is one of only 587 examples built in 1965 and was sold through Competition Porsche of Clover City, California to its first owner Bennett Kearns of Beverly Hills. In 1971 Mr. Kearns sold it to its second owner, famed film producer Richard Donner who meticulously cared for and restored it as needed for the next five decades. Accompanying this investment grade Porsche 356 are its owner’s manual, tools, Kardex, and Porsche certificate of authenticity. This exquisite Porsche 356 C Cabriolet with its incredible provenace, matching numbers engine and gearbox would be the perfect example to add to any premier collection. Offered to the most astute collector investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this iconic German classic.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Porsche 356C
  • Listing ID: CC-1599716
  • Price: $219,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356C
  • Exterior Color:Schwarz Black
  • Interior Color:Black Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:28228
  • Stock Number:407744
  • Trim Level:Cabriolet
  • VIN:161615
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074

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